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Together for a Season: Lent, Holy Week and Easter

All-Age Seasonal Material for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

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ISBN-13: 9780715140635
Published: 05/03/2007
Product description

Together for a Season is a practical travelling companion for the journey through the Church's year. Aimed at all those planning and leading worship and those working with children and adults in groups, it offers a rich array of creative material designed to bring to life the seasonal liturgy of Lent, Holy Week and Easter, including Pentecost.

Drawing on the material offered in Common Worship: Times and Seasons, this book includes:

  • An introduction to each of the seasons of Lent, Holy Week and Easter;
  • Fully worked-out all-age services for all the key dates, including the start of Lent, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Ascension and Pentecost;
  • Creative suggestions for incorporating multi-sensory elements into seasonal worship to encourage active participation and involvement from the whole church;
  • A wealth of additional practical resources for use with groups of children and adults, at home and in outreach activities.

There are three pathways through the material: the Lenten tree, Head, hands and heart and Stations of the cross. The book includes information on the origins of these symbols and suggestions as to how they might become a unifying thread in the worship of the whole congregation as they journey through Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Woven throughout are suggestions for how to lift the liturgical texts off the page to produce engaging, multi-sensory worship that encourages the participation of the whole people of God.

The material is supported by a free CD-ROM, which includes illustrations and templates, the texts of services, and full-colour photographs to inspire your own worship.

Product Reviews

'This book goes much further than a "how-to" guide. By providing a liturgical theology for all-age worship, it does the Church a great and much-needed service. Churches and worship planners up and down the land, when inspired by the informed creativity of this resource, will be better equipped to construct multi-dimensional, meaningful and engaging times of all-age worship.' - Tim Lomax, worship leader, author of "Liquid worship" and member of the Church of England's Liturgical Commission

'With service outlines, clear and accessible liturgy, talks and craft ideas, this is simply a really great resource.' - Nick Harding, Children's Mission Support Officer for the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham

Author Information

Diane Craven

Diane Craven is Children's Advisor for the Diocese of Southwark. She is also a Reader and working towards a PhD in Theology. She is co-author of the Together for a Season series.

Gill Ambrose

Gill Ambrose is the Editor of ROOTS Worship, a former Children's Adviser for the Diocese of Ely, a member of the Church of England's General Synod and its Liturgical Commission, and a trustee of Godly Play UK. The editor of the Together for a Season series, she also contributed to all three volumes as an author.

Gillian Ambrose

Gill Ambrose is the editor of ROOTS Worship and a member of the Church of England's Liturgical Commission. She is the former Children's Adviser for the Diocese of Ely. Peter Craig-Wild is a parish priest in West Yorkshire and a member of the Church of England's Liturgical Commission. Diane Craven is Children's Adviser for the Diocese of Southwark. She is also a Reader and working towards a PhD in theology. Peter Moger is National Worship Development Officer for the Church of England. He was previously in parish and cathedral ministry in the Diocese of Ely.

Peter Craig-Wild

Peter Craig-Wild is a parish priest in Thurcroft, Yorksihre. He is also a member of the Church of England's Liturgical Commission. Peter is one of the authors who contributed to the Together for a Season series.

Peter Moger

Peter Moger has served in Parish and Cathedral ministry in Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire and is currently Canon Precentor of York Minster. In 2005 he was appointed as the Church of England's first National Worship Development Officer and, in 2009, as Secretary of the Liturgical Commission.

He has worked both locally and nationally with the Royal School of Church Music and has contributed as a composer and liturgist to a wide range of publications. Peter has written and contributed to a number of books including Crafting Common Worship, Together for a Season Vol. 2: Lent, Holy Week and Easter, Sunday by Sunday: Music for the Second Service Lectionary, and the hymn book Sing Praise. He is the co-editor, with Paul Bradshaw, of Worship Changes Lives.

Listen to Peter Moger discussing Crafting Common Worship.

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